Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hasn’t participated in an actual, proper WWE match since his second “Once in a Lifetime” matchup with John Cena at Wrestlemania 29 back in 2013.
While it’s been four years since then, The Rock has been a pretty regular participant in Wrestlemania’s since. Whether he’s drinking beer with Stone Cold and Hulk Hogan, bringing Ronda Rousey out of the crowd to scrap with The Authority, or fending off the Wyatt Family with John Cena, The Rock tends to find himself in the building and participating in some way.
Because he’s always kind of around, The Rock pops up in rumors almost every year. The problem is movie producers aren’t too keen on allowing Hollywood’s biggest star to risk injury in actual wrestling matches anymore. That doesn’t mean it’s still not fun to come up with dream matches for The Rock, and it also is something he still thinks about. At a recent Comic Con Q&A session over the weekend, he was asked who he’d want to have a match with on the active roster and he listed three names.
“If I could wrestle two guys it’d be, well three,” he said. “One would be Triple H. The Game. The other would be the Beast, Brock Lesnar. The other one would be a guy who actually just needs my foot in his ass, Roman Reigns.”
The most notable nugget to come out of this is The Rock somewhat calling out Roman Reigns, saying he could use Johnson’s “foot in his ass.” In the past, The Rock has been trotted out to remind everyone that Reigns is related to him and to try and put him over with the crowd — most notably after Reigns’ Royal Rumble win in 2015 — but Reigns has stated publicly he’d love a Wrestlemania match with The Rock and it appears the feeling is mutual.
Again, it probably won’t happen because Johnson is too valuable a movie star to have an actual match right now, but it certainly won’t quiet rumors of a return to the ring from The Great One as we get closer to April.
(h/t Wrestling Inc)